Long time no blog

It’s been quite a while since I last blogged, my laptop was on the fritz.

Apparently the Rituxan is working, I have zero B cells which means, as far as my RA doc says, is good and bad, good: the rituxan is working, it’s blocking the cells that create joint damage, bad: my immune system is even more suppressed, I have been sick for over a month.  At least I know why now.  I’m not sure I like the being sick part, take the good with the bad, I don’t know.

I had my right hand/wrist/forearm mri’d yesterday, I’m hoping that there is nothing wrong with it other than my joint damage from my RA.

My knee’s have been acting up on my lately, all of my joints have, probably because of the freezing cold.

I’ve had insomnia since the beginning of December, my dog was sick, he had been waking me up 3 times a night to go out, my body freaked out I guess, last night was the first night I didn’t wake up, happy about that.

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Hello, I’ve been MIA for a bit, been sick, RA flare, my dog was so close to being put down but he is now doing great.  He has a few things to deal with yet but I’m hoping we will be able to take care of him.  Below is a link to his PetChance page, I know it’s the holiday season and many are spent as it is.  A friend of mine told me about PetChance so I thought I’d give it a shot.  When I reread what I wrote, there are some grammatical errors and typos but oh well, I was in a hurry.

https://www.petchance.org/chances/1554

If anyone who reads this could post this on their FB or twitter or whatever social media you use, Tucker and I appreciate it.  Being on disability and dealing with an emergency like this was not something I can really handle, I didn’t pay my health insurance or car payment.  So far I still have both.

Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas

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Ouch

well, I wrecked my neck, been going to the chiroprator for about a week now, it’s working but it hurts, I know in time it will get better. But I also know I will always have neck problems because I have osteoarthritis and bone spurs on my c5 and c5 vertebae.  yay me.  I’ve been pretty doped up and in pain for a few weeks.  I bang my head on a pipe, that’s what started all of this.  I have been in bed most of the day, I finally moved to my recliner about an hour ago so I could try to sit up.  It hurts but I’m doing it, the pain pills and muscle relaxer do help but not all the time.  I’m incredibly cranky, just found myself yelling at my dog for no damn reason.

On the upside my friend Mara took me out for a late breakfast yesterday and brought me some pain patches along with a lot of other trinkets.  It’s getting close to her leaving, I told her yesterday how important she is to me, that she is such a caring and empathetic person, for all she goes through, she is such a caring person.  I’m really going to miss her.  We didn’t see each other much, mostly talked over text, email or FB but when we did get together it was always fun, she is just a great person to be around.  I am happy for her though, so Mara if you’re reading this, I’m happy for you that you’re moving and have a great place lined up, please please please, find a RA doc when you get there 🙂

It’s been a while

I’ve been away from my computer.  Not much has changed with my RA except that it’s getting worse lol My knee and my hands are just not liking me too much.

This cold weather is not helping at all either, it’s like 10 degrees with a windchill of like -14.  Yes it sucks.  I did manage to get a concussion and whiplash by banging my head on a pipe in the basement, I ran right into that sucker.  Apparently I have post concussion syndrome, I go see my NP tomorrow, she’s just going to tell me I need PT.  I’ve had trouble with my neck in the past, it took 6 months of PT to fix it, I have a neck pillow even, usually when my neck hurts, after a nights sleep with that pillow I am fine, but this is not the case.

My friend hasn’t moved yet, not sure when she is moving, I haven’t talked to her in a few days, I think, my memory sucks right now.

Losing a friend to a warmer climate

Someone I met through FB RA group is moving away to California at the beginning of the month.  While I’m happy for her and know she needs to do it for her health, I am extremely bummed that she is leaving.  She said well we talk most online anyway but that’s not the point, she’s leaving the state, she has been there for me so many times when I needed someone, now I will having nobody.  Quite frankly I’m upset about it.  Plus she’s been busy with seeing other people before she leaves and I just don’t think I’ll end up seeing her before she leaves, well wait, I’ll will because she’s giving me her bed.  But I just want to hang out and talk, I’m really going to miss her, she is the only one who gets me because of the RA.  She’s a great person and I’m really going to miss her presence in my life.